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Sechelt Library: Book Faire

Fri 12-5pm; Sat 10-3pm; Sun 10-3pm.

Donations of one medium size box of gently read books per family accepted on Friday and Saturday during the Book Faire. Donations not accepted on Sunday.

Questions about donations email SecheltFOL@gmail.com.

Legal Aid and Info Drop In

Have questions about how to get free legal advice, connect to legal information, and apply for free legal representation? Drop in to the Sunshine Coast Resource Centre’s free Legal Aid & Information program. While our staff cannot provide legal advice, we can connect you to many advice services and resources on Wills, Estates, Family Law, Criminal Law, and much more. Connect to the right resources, and make a plan to move forward with your legal issue. Drop in, no registration. For more info, email legalinfo@resourcecentre.ca, or visit www.resourcecentre.ca.

Monday Morning Meditation

Using traditional Buddhist Dharma psychology to calm the mind and alleviate suffering, facilitator John Thompson will lead guided Dharma meditations for short and long term solutions, and discuss these modalities, every Monday.
No registration required, drop in to any session. No sessions in January, resumes Feb 6.

Chinese New Years

Come celebrate the Chinese New Year with lantern making, calligraphy, snacks, and crafts. Enjoy a dance performance and a cello and Gu Zheng performance from children in the community. Don’t miss out on this celebration!
Free, drop-in program. All ages, kids through adults.

Author Event: Monica Meneghetti

Queer foodie BC author Meneghetti reads from her memoir, What The Mouth Wants, & translation of novel The Fifth.
What the Mouth Wants is an intimate and sensual memoir, tracing the Italian-Canadian, queer author’s life journey through her relationships with food, family and love. As she grows into her identity she understands that, like herbs infusing a sauce with flavour, her differences add a delicious complexity to her life.
Meneghetti also translated from the French The Fifth, a novel about a polyamorous relationship, by Quebec author MP Boisvert, who will join us via Zoom.
Free but space is limited; contact the Library to register. Also accessible live on Zoom via the Library’s website.

Book Club: Haven

Come discuss “Haven” by Emma Donoghue.
Around 600 AD, three Irish monks set out in a small boat to found a monastery on an island their leader has seen only in a dream. On this isolated, barren rock in the ocean, what physical and moral tests will their survival require?
Ask at the Library Checkout Desk for a special book club copy. In-person space is limited: contact the Library to register. Also accessible live on Zoom on the Library’s website.

Power of Attorney & Representation Agreements

One day, you may need someone to help you make, or carry out, decisions concerning your health care and finances. A Representation Agreement, for health care decisions, and Power of Attorney, for financial decisions, can help you prepare for this possibility. Come learn how you can create these legal documents, to plan for and protect your future wishes.
Presenter Alison Sawyer is a retired lawyer who specialized in wills and estates. She will follow up this workshop with another about Wills & Estates on Feb 25th.
Free but space is limited; contact the Library to register. Also accessible live via Zoom from the Library’s website.

Landlord & Tenant Law

Are you a renter, a landlord, or thinking about renting out some of your property? Learn about your legal rights and responsibilities under the BC Residential Tenancy Act.
Ken Carson is the Community Legal Advocate for the Sunshine Coast Resource Centre. Funded by the Law Society of BC, this program offers free information and advocacy services to community members.
Free but space is limited; contact the Library to register. Also accessible live via Zoom from the Library’s website.

Advance Care Planning Workshop

Advance care planning helps you have a say in the health care you would like to receive if you get very sick and cannot speak for yourself. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore the steps involved in making an Advance Care Plan, and introduce the new Green Sleeve Initiative on the Sunshine Coast.
Presenters: Joan Hibbard and Jackie Scott, Sunshine Coast Hospice Society
Advance registration is required to attend in person: contact the Library to register.
Also accessible live via Zoom from the Library’s website.

Writing Group

Alternate Wednesdays

Come join your fellow writers in reading your own and critiquing each others’ work. No writing instruction offered, just helpful feedback in a friendly and constructive environment. Everyone welcome to attend any session.
Facilitator: Vicki Warner
Limited to 8 participants, in person only. To register for a session, please contact the library.

Writing Group

Alternate Wednesdays

Come join your fellow writers in reading your own and critiquing each others’ work. No writing instruction offered, just helpful feedback in a friendly and constructive environment. Everyone welcome to attend any session.
Facilitator: Vicki Warner
Limited to 8 participants, in person only. To register for a session, please contact the library.

Writing Group

Alternate Wednesdays

Come join your fellow writers in reading your own and critiquing each others’ work. No writing instruction offered, just helpful feedback in a friendly and constructive environment. Everyone welcome to attend any session.
Facilitator: Vicki Warner
Limited to 8 participants, in person only. To register for a session, please contact the library.

Writing Group

Alternate Wednesdays

Come join your fellow writers in reading your own and critiquing each others’ work. No writing instruction offered, just helpful feedback in a friendly and constructive environment. Everyone welcome to attend any session.
Facilitator: Vicki Warner
Limited to 8 participants, in person only. To register for a session, please contact the library.

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